Entrepreneur of 2015

Amazing! Rushelle Wetzel Takes the Prize “Entrepreneur of the Year” for Second Year in a Row

She competed against 190 entrepreneurs from across the country and her win was definitely well-deserved. She got 2006 votes in the voting stage and naturally emerged as the winner.

Rushelle Wetzel
Owner of Smiley Transportation, LLC

Rushelle’s vision has always been to be the “McDonald's” of student shuttle by transporting children safely to their destinations. SAFETY is her number one priority! It is not surprising that parents call her the “Lifesavers for working parents”

Smiley Transportation is not just another student shuttle service. They are an alternative solution for student transportation.

You can find below what other people said for Rushelle and her business, why she was nominated and what it took to become the IdeaCafe's Entrepreneur of 2015.

Rushelle works hard in making this company a great company. She has strived to make parents feel safe in knowing their students are transported daily in safe, dependable means.

Rushelle is very caring and creative. She started this business on her own about 8 years ago and now employs almost 15 and services two school districts and about 200 children get to and from school safely each day. Way to go Rushelle!

Thank you for doing this business. I so glad you expanded to our new school. I was not sure how I was going to be at work and transport to school! You are the best. Smiley Transportation needs to be a national company and hope you get investors and grow this wide open. Your mind set and will to achieve is what makes Smiley Transportation stand out. Love ya J

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